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the only way is to apply and find. :bonk:

 

she has a student visa and arrived  1 month ago in CA and now applying tourist visa for the US with boyfriend in the US, Hypothetical if I was a CO I would be skeptical while issuing the visa. Again I am not a CO and It's my personal thoughts. 

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She can apply and find out. What is her reason for visiting the US, just tourism? I've heard applying with a tour group helps, but I can't speak from experience on that.


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I know someone who came to Canada on a student visa with an Indian passport and applied for a US b2 visa two years later. 


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12 hours ago, lmjaboni said:

so my girlfriend is in canada on a student visa she is filipina with a philippine passport can she apply for a tourist visa to come to u.s? she arrive in canada dec 28 2018.

She can apply but her chances might be a bit slim as CO may presume she used Canada as the "stepping stone" to get into the US, considering she arrived in Canada less than a month ago. 

 

CO may also be curious how she is able to put her studies on hold so soon after arriving to visit a US boyfriend in the States.

 

 Easier option is for you to visit her in Canada.

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23 hours ago, lmjaboni said:

so my girlfriend is in canada on a student visa she is filipina with a philippine passport can she apply for a tourist visa to come to u.s? she arrive in canada dec 28 2018.

 

I suggest you contact the US Embassy in Canada to ask if she will be allowed to apply for a tourist visa in Canada.  It is possible (and likely, in my opinion) that they will tell her to apply in the Philippines because she has not been in Canada for very long.

 

From: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html

 

"You should schedule an appointment for your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where you live. You may schedule your interview at another U.S. Embassy or Consulate, but be aware that it may be more difficult to qualify for a visa outside of the country where you live."

 

Or your girlfriend could go ahead and apply to find out for sure.  She would need to convince the visa officer that she has strong ties to Canada.  But being from a high-fraud country, having only a student visa to Canada, and living there for less than a month, I'd say her chances of being granted a tourist visa are slim.  Remember also that if she is denied a visa, she will have to declare it in all her future tourist visa applications.

 

 

11 hours ago, Going through said:

 Easier option is for you to visit her in Canada.

^ This.

 

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3 hours ago, Ate said:

It is possible (and likely, in my opinion) that they will tell her to apply in the Philippines because she has not been in Canada for very long.

No, as long as she is in Canada with legal status she can apply to the US Consulate as a Third Country National.  As is any tourist visa ties to the home country and now to Canada(presumably to finish school) will need to be addressed.  

 

It is not an automatic no but it can still be a challenge.   If she has other international travel without overstays that is helpful too.


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25 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

No, as long as she is in Canada with legal status she can apply to the US Consulate as a Third Country National.  As is any tourist visa ties to the home country and now to Canada(presumably to finish school) will need to be addressed.

 

I didn't say it's impossible for her to apply in Canada.  In fact, I included a quote from the State Department explicitly allowing this scenario.  But as noted in my post, it will be more difficult for her to prove that she has no intent to immigrate to the US.  Then again, who knows?  Maybe the visa officer will consider her school enrollment in Canada as stronger ties than having a boyfriend in the US.  Only way to know for sure is to apply.

 

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